Hello and welcome to my moth Blog. I now reside in a small village in East Cambridgeshire called Fordham. My Blog's aim is to promote and encourage others to participate in the wonderful hobby that is Moth-trapping.
Moth records are vital for building a picture of our ecosystem around us, as they really are the bottom of the food chain. They are an excellent early indicator of how healthy a habitat is. I openly encourage people to share their findings via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
So why do we do it? well for some people it is to get an insight into the world of Moths, for others it is to build a list of species much like 'Twitching' in the Bird world. The reason I do it....you just never know what you might find when you open up that trap! I hope to show what different species inhabit Cambridgeshire and neighbouring counties.
On this Blog you will find up-to-date records and pictures.
I run a trap regularly in my garden and also enjoy doing field trips to various localities over several different counties.
Please also check out the links in the sidebar to the right for other people's Blogs and informative Websites.
Thanks for looking and happy Mothing!


NFY = New Species For The Year
NFG = New Species For The Garden
NEW! = New Species For My Records

Any Species highlighted in RED signifies a totally new species for my records.

If you have any questions or enquiries then please feel free to email me
Contact Email : bensale@rocketmail.com

My Latest Notables and Rarities

Sunday 10 October 2021

Latest from the moth trap - 08/10/21 & 09/10/21 - Fordham Garden

Things are slowing down somewhat now as expected, with lower numbers of moths and species. And although really mild for the time of year still, the nights are becoming cooler and dewy, even with thick fog on Saturday morning.
Two more species were added to the garden list over the weekend, and a high count of 8 Large Wainscot's was great. I have now recorded over 40 in the last two weeks.

Moth garden list stands at 205 species.

08/10/21 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap
Phyllonorycter messaniella 1 [Not nfg, error 101]
09/10/21 - Back Garden - Fordham - East Cambridgeshire - Actinic Trap

Grey-shoulder-knot 1 [NFG]
Large Wainscot 8

Phyllonorycter messaniella


Large Wainscots

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